NQTs

Do you have a resilience strategy?

29 November 2012

After her NQT year, Kathryn Lovewell had made herself so ill she was hospitalised. She now teaches teachers resilience strategies and has just released a book called Every Teacher Matters.




Surviving inspection as an NQT

29 November 2012

New teachers, more than most perhaps, feel the pressure when inspectors come calling. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at what has changed in the new Ofsted framework and seeks out some advice on surviving inspection for NQTs.


Do you do to-do lists?

29 November 2012

Another former SecEd NQT diarist extols the virtues of to-do lists for the busy young teacher.


NQTs: Are you down and out in December?

29 November 2012

After working flat-out all term, NQTs could well be feeling down and out this December. CPD expert Margaret Adams discusses why this is normal and how you should cope with it.


End of September stocktake

27 September 2012

After the first four weeks of term, NQT mentor David Torn offers new teachers some tips.


Five questions for your NQT mentor

6 September 2012

Every NQT will find September a challenging time, that is why you will have a mentor. Margaret Adams looks at what you should be asking them.


The seven levels of NQT success

28 June 2012

As this year's NQTs embrace the arrival of the summer, SecEd's CPD expert Margaret Adams offers her advice on reflecting on your first year at the chalkface.


When an inspector calls

28 June 2012

One of the most stressful experiences for new teachers is that first Ofsted inspection. Dorothy Lepkowska offers some survival advice, particularly for trainee teachers who will start their NQT year in September.


Are you ready for year 2 at the chalkface?

28 June 2012

SecEd's NQT diarist from 2011/12 has just completed his second year at the chalkface. Here, he offers his advice for last year's NQTs as they prepare for year 2.



How to approach the summer

28 June 2012

SecEd's CPD expert Margaret Adams offers her advice on how new teachers should approach the summer break.

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